We continue the discussion (started in the previous article) about speed with the asynchronous and circular vibrations.
The basic asynchronous vibrations:
- 1) Let’s open our arms laterally and through our elbows, we have to vibrate our forearms up and down (the arms are bent at 90 and our hands are closed as “spoon” with the tip pointing downwards)
- 2) With the legs folded to the ground and balanced on tiptoe we have to vibrate (externally and internally) our knees; only our foots touch the ground (we can help ourself for the equilibrium with hands on a chair)
- 3) While seated (on the ground) we support ourself on our toes and we vibrate up and down our legs as if to make small jumps (the rest of the body is stationary)
- 4) While seated (on a chair, arms forward and open legs), we only support ourself on our buttocks (foots do not touch the ground) and we vibrate asynchronously legs and arms (internally and externally)
The basic circular vibrations:
- 1) With our hands and arms outstretched sideways let’s perform rotations (back and forth) around their own axis
- 2) From standing, let’s bend forward our forearms (90) and let’s tight our hands vertically, then, we start to vibrate our hips circularly (head and knees remain stationary)
Although the explanation is not very clear these movements are very simple and (for the moment) they do not have necessarily to be strictly executed this way; the important thing is to focus on small vibrations, speed growth and preservation of our body’s integrity.
Now let’s see some variations and evolutions of this fundamental practice:
- When our body is accustomed to these movements we can start each session right away by the maximum speed that we can reach
- As we improve, we can (occasionally) break into pieces the vibrations to make work every single bend of our body (from the finger tips to the torso and so on)
- Acquired completely the conditioning to this practice we can move from rigid movements, gradually, to soft movements (let’s do not start from this or we’ll hurt us)
- Including the meaning and significance of the exercise we can choose to run (with due gradualness) vibrations at our option, as long as they do not affect our ligaments (eg. dangerous elbow vibrations in the opposite direction of its opening)
- The last step is to practice vibrations from martial positions (standing, guard, defense, attack, etc.) that are not going to oppose the motion that we intend to perform
Initially it is likely that we can not perform all of the series of consecutive vibration and at maximum intensity, do not worry, this is a skill that is acquired after a while and that will allow us to access to the subsequent kind of speed training.
Note: probably we will make some videos about these arguments.
Author: Master Kongling
Founder of 6 Dragons Kung Fu.